Allison Holker Says This Amazon Cutting Board Is a Meal Prep Game-Changer

So, in between dance parties at home and nap time for her youngest, Holker filled us in on her favorite things at home, from candles and cutting boards to sweatsuits and jeans. Time for another round of Your Fave’s Faves.

The last thing I purchased

Jordans, because we’re all sneaker obsessed. But my husband just bought me the cutest little house slippers from The Brooklyn Circus, and they’re adorable and comfortable. They’re so quiet when you’re walking around the house.

The Brooklyn Circus Slipper

$80

The Brooklyn Circus

My favorite item in my closet

My sweatsuits and track suits. I’ve always loved them, so I love that now I’m fashion-forward because it’s become a trend during this last year. The one I’m wearing now has Tom & Jerry on the sweatshirt, and it’s from JoyRich. Most of my track suits are Ivy Park, Cross Colours, and Fashion Nova. I also like a matching set.

JoyRich Tom & Jerry Velvet Crewneck—Red

$190

JoyRich

JoyRich Tom & Jerry Velvet Pants—Red

$180

JoyRich

The jeans I live in

There’s a specific pair that I have from Fashion Nova. They are high-waisted and super form-fitting to my body, and it feels like I’m wearing leggings when I wear them. They never stretch out and are so comfortable.

The comfiest sports bra I own

Anything seamless, but I have a few from DSG, Dick’s Sporting Goods. Because I’m always working out, I like it because I can wear it as the bra after. I wear it all the time for both working out and not.

DSG Women’s Seamless Cami Sports Bra

$18

Dick’s Sporting Goods

My favorite oversize sweater

A local company in LA called Spirit Jersey. It’s a crew neck, and of course I got the matching pants. I got them in tan and black because the fabric is so soft.

The home accessories I’m obsessed with

Pottery Barn decorative pillows. My husband doesn’t understand decorative pillows. But I always change them out with the seasons, because it really changes a room. Also, I got a cutting board that you have to get. It has a cubby underneath it to put your Tupperware in and you slide it in. It’s the best way to meal prep, and it’s been life-changing.

ChopZing Premium Bamboo Cutting Board With Stackable Containers and Lids

My favorite candle in my home

Magnolia Home Candles, specifically their Hearth & Hand with moss and ivy from Target. It’s part of the Magnolia collection from Joanna Gaines. I’m obsessed with her and anything she recommends.

Moss & Ivy Ceramic Candle—Hearth & Hand with Magnolia

My go-to snack for TV watching

Twizzlers and popcorn and chocolate-covered goji berries. The classics. I use Pop Secret popcorn. The butterier the better. We even add the terrible cheese toppings. It’s not healthy at all, but we go all in. And the chocolate-covered goji berries I eat all day long. I get them at Whole Foods. They’re the absolute best.

Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn, Butter

Dark Chocolate Goji Berries

$10

Whole Foods

The app I’m obsessed with

TikTok! Easy answer. It’s the best thing ever, I watch everything on it. You can learn so many different skill sets because people are giving you 15-second life hacks. 

The songs that get me moving 

“Let’s Groove” by Earth, Wind and Fire. “I Wanna Be Your Lover” by Prince. And anything Beyoncé.

The skincare products I swear by

My Murad cleanser. The Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant. It’s like you just got a facial and it’s not too aggressive on your face, so you can use it daily. Your face shines after. It’s amazing. And then the GlamGlow SuperMud mask. I put that on and feel like my pores just disappear.

Murad Clarifying Cream Cleanser

Dermalogica Daily Superfoliant

$59

Dermalogica

GLAMGLOW Supermud Charcoal Treatment Mask

$60

GlamGlow

My favorite hair products

First, shoutout to my colorist, Hair by Chrissy. She’s the best and makes my color look amazing. Then, my Bio Ionic curling iron. It’s a game-changer, especially for how long my hair is. It’s so much easier than any other curling iron. My Amika dry shampoo. And anything Nexxus. I use their dry texture for in-between days. 

Bio Ionic Long Barrel Curling Iron 1″

$140

Bio Ionic

amika Dry Shampoo

Nexxus Between Washes Finishing Spray

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.

Gigi Hadid Just Walked Her First Runway Since Becoming a Mom

Catwalks beware, Gigi Hadid is back on the runway. Five months after giving birth to daughter Khai, the supermodel walked in the Versace autumn/winter 2021 show on March 5, part of Milan Fashion Week.

Hadid found out she was pregnant just before the Tom Ford show in winter 2020. That was also right before most traditional fashion shows went on hiatus because of the pandemic, so Hadid and her boyfriend Zayn Malik, naturally, took a break from the grind to prepare for their baby. Since becoming a mom, Hadid has posed for some photographers and was even on the cover of Vogue in February. Now, it looks like she’s tackling the runway next.

Hadid was joined in the show by her sister, Bella Hadid, and other top models, including Irina Shayk. Instead of the traditional show with an audience, this display took place on a three-dimensional structure with multiple levels and rooms, almost like a dollhouse. Or, as the Versace instagram called it, “amaze.” Get it? A maze? Oh, fashion can be fun.

Gold, black, and red seem to be the primary colors of the new line, with the classic Versace motif splashed over everything. Watch the full show here:

For the show, Hadid sports long, bright orange tresses, and it’s not a wig. She revealed via Instagram Stories that her hair was dyed (temporarily or permanently, we don’t know), and said that the color was “dedicated to everyone responsible for The Queen’s Gambit.” Bath Harmon’s hair was actually closer to titian than tangerine, but that’s a minor quibble.

Instagram:@gigihadid
Instagram:@gigihadid

She also revealed the dye session was on February 26. So that’s why she’s been covering her hair with hats lately! A few days before the show, Page Six spotted Hadid in a chunky knit beanie, plus a necklace that said Khai. Of course she makes motherhood fashionable, she’s Gigi Hadid!

Coming 2 America Has All the Fun Nostalgia You Could Ever Want in a Movie

History has a way of repeating itself. In the case of Coming 2 America, now streaming on Amazon Prime Video, that’s a very good thing. Reuniting Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall, the sequel to the 1988 comedy classic packs a hilarious punch with the same ridiculousness, laughs, and characters as the original. 

It’s been more than three decades since Murphy, in his role as Prince Akeem and Hall as his faithful sidekick Semmi, ventured to Queens, New York in search of the prince’s own queen. But the chemistry on-screen emits a nostalgic feel that gives fans of the former film a giddy sensation while further cementing this duo’s relationship in Hollywood history.   

Sequels are always a challenge, but the acclaim of Coming To America, and the time in between the original and its reboot, presents a greater hurdle to its success. The team behind the now-streaming flick evidently knew this, casting fresh faces to continue the comedic story so many fell in love with the first time around. 

“From the time of getting the idea and then all the different versions of the script it was maybe five years,” Murphy told Glamour of the journey to the follow-up film. “I knew that we had a solid script and a great idea. So I was optimistic when we started that it would be a good movie.” 

This time around, Prince Akeem is not on a mission to find the love of his life—he’s still happily married to Lisa (Shari Headley). But he is faced with a new challenge: finding his footing as a new leader after King Jaffe Joffer (James Earl Jones) “relinquishes” his title during a rendition of Gladys Knight’s “Midnight Train To Georgia.” In the process of defining himself as the newly installed King of Zamunda, Akeem’s past meets his present, introducing us to his long lost son and prince in-waiting, Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler).

Coming 2 America doesn’t just follow Akeem and Lavelle’s struggles to carve out their own space, however; we also get to see his eldest daughter Meeka fight for her positioning among the royal kingdom. It is here where the film steps from 1988 into the newest century, reflecting a time when women continue to prove their abilities to lead among a sea of men. Though Zamunda is still very much a kingdom that prides itself on history and tradition, there is a shift happening with the newest generation of royals. 

Maia Chaka Just Became the First Black Female Official in the NFL

Just a month after Sarah Thomas referee’d the Super Bowl as the first female official in the NFL, Maia Chaka has become the second woman, and first Black woman, to join the ranks.

“I’ve just been grinding for so long at this, it’s just an honor to be able to join the National Football League,” Chaka told Today. She joined an officiating development program seven years ago and worked at the Senior Bowl college all-star game in January 2021. Chaka and Thomas were the only two women chosen for the program–the 19 other participants were male.

“It didn’t really hit me until just now,” Chaka said. “When I saw the introduction, I’m like, ‘This is really real,’ because this is just something that we’re just always taught to work hard for. Sometimes we just don’t take time to stop and smell our own roses.”

Chaka said that as an official, “You need to have a lot of patience, and then after having patience, you have to be able to listen, and then you need to have the confidence on the field to make the call. You also need to make sure that you are very decisive in that whatever decision you make, you stand by it.”

Michael Thomas/Getty Images

When she’s not on the field, Chaka works with at-risk youth at the Renaissance Academy in Virginia Beach, Virginia. To her students, and to anyone looking to make headway in a career path that hasn’t been open to them before, she advises, “If you have a passion for something and if have a drive for something, don’t let it hold you back just because you think that something may give you some type of limitation…Just continue to work hard and always, always, always just follow your dreams.”

It’s a great accomplishment for Chaka and represents sorely-needed progress, but this moment also highlights the League’s continued inequity. Before 2015, the NFL had zero female officials. And it took six years since Thomas broke that barrier for another woman to be promoted to that position.

Hopefully, Chaka will be able to officiate games in a league that is fair to its players (ahem, Colin Kaepernick) and all its employees. In the meantime, congratulations, Maia Chaka!

Meghan Markle Says She’s ‘Ready to Talk’ in New Oprah Interview Clip

Another clip from the upcoming tell-all interview with Meghan Markle, Prince Harry, and Oprah Winfrey is here. It’s not the most shocking exchange in the world, but it provides some crucial context for why this is happening right now. In short: Markle wasn’t allowed to talk openly to the public when she and Prince Harry were senior working members of the royal family.

“So, I just want to say that I called you either February or March 2018, before the wedding,” Winfrey recalls in the clip as Markle nods and smiles, “asking, uh, would you please give me an interview?” No surprise there: If you’re an A-list star in America (or from America, in Markle’s case), you gotta talk to Oprah. But duchesses-to-be don’t do tell-alls.

CBS/YouTube

“And you said, ‘I’m sorry, it’s not the right time,’” says Winfrey. Markle agrees, saying she, “remember[s] that conversation very well.” Caught up in the palace’s PR machine at the time, Markle reveals, “I wasn’t even allowed to have that conversation with you personally, right? There had to be people from the comm[unications office] sitting there.” While Winfrey didn’t get her pre-wedding scoop, she did get to attend the nuptials. Almost as exciting.

So, what’s changed since then? “So many things…that we’re on the other side of a lot of life experience that’s happened. And also that we have the ability to make our own choices in a way that, I couldn’t have said yes to you then. That wasn’t my choice to make,” Markle tells Winfrey. “As an adult who lived a really independent life, to then go into this construct that is, um, different than I think what people imagine it to be, it’s really liberating to be able to have the right and the privilege in some ways to be able to say yes. I’m ready to talk.”

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Oprah interview airs Sunday, March 7on CBS.

Uoma Beauty’s Coming 2 America Collab Is a Stunning Celebration of African Beauty

“With this collection and campaign, we’re celebrating African beauty and showcasing it in its most authentic form,” says Chuter. “We’re celebrating Black-skinned beauty while also shining a light on the history of the kings and queens of Africa throughout time.”

As beautiful as the partnership is, it’s also a historic one. With Coming 2 America, Uoma Beauty is the second Black-owned brand to be tapped for an exclusive partnership on a major Hollywood film. 

Trevor Stuurman

Chuter isn’t new to breaking down barriers so that others can have a seat at the table. As the Black Lives Matter movement reached a historic momentum last summer in the wake of police brutality and nationwide protests, she launched the Pull Up or Shut Up challenge, which asked brands who expressed support of BLM to share how many Black employees they have in leadership roles.

And just last month, she launched another campaign aimed at centering and uplifting Black voices in the beauty space. The Make It Black campaign is a partnership with 10 major beauty brands to not only reimagine their most popular products in all-black packaging, but also invest in Black-owned businesses and the owners behind them by placing 100% of the gross profits into the Pull Up for Change Impact Fund.

Trevor Stuurman
Trevor Stuurman

While the world tunes in to see what our favorite characters in Zamunda have been up to all these years, Uoma takes opulent beauty to the next level.

The Coming 2 America collection is available now at uomabeauty.com, and will be available at Ulta Beauty and Nordstrom on March 5th.  

Queen To Be Mini Color Palette

$29

Uoma Beauty

Hypnotic Impact High-Shine Lipstick

$22

Uoma Beauty

Zamundan Glow Up Highlighter Palette

$30

Uoma Beauty

Kajal Eyeliner

$18

Uoma Beauty

Michella Oré is the beauty assistant at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @michellaor.

Fans Are Buzzing Over the WandaVision Finale

Warning: This article contains spoilers for all nine episodes of WandaVision, as well as some Marvel movies.

Reminder: Episode nine of WandaVision has a mid-credits scene and a post-credits scene. If you finished the episode but forgot to stick around for those, go back and watch, because we are discussing everything.

That WandaVision finale delivered doubles of everything. Two twins, two Visions, two witches. And we predict there will be double the usual amount of feelings, takes, theories, and memes. For what is a finale if not fandom persevering?

Yes, episode nine, “Series Finale,” was nothing short of explosive. And whether you’re resenting Ms. Maximoff like a Westview resident or pining for more time with her like (sob!) Billy and Tommy, there’s no doubt it’s what the internet will be talking about all weekend…possibly until The Falcon And The Winter Soldier drops. So, let’s get into it, shall we?

First of all, a pleasantly surprising lack of twists! No giant reveals, no new characters, no insane cliffhangers to be wrapped up in the next Doctor Strange (or somewhere else in the Multiverse). It was, first and foremost, finally a resolution of the Wanda/Vision relationship, not overshadowed by Mephisto, Magneto, Ultron, or any of the other Big Bads fans theorized might pop up.

In fact, Quicksilver turned out to be…Ralph Bohner? As in, Agatha’s “husband Ralph” is some actor who happened to live in Westview, and this is not a tie-in to the X-Men universe? It’s like a double fake-out. The twist is that there is no twist. He was just some guy. Did not see that coming.

Also, okay, the family, the feelings. We kind of always knew Vision would have to die (for the third time, good lord) at the end of this, but the twins? Our hearts! 

Also, can we get an update on what happened to Original Vision after he flew through the library skylight because, um, we just never saw him again?

The one thing everyone can agree on, though, is that Wanda is The Scarlet Witch. Outfit, hair, powers. Yes, we love it; give us more, mama.

Halloween 2021, here we come! Also, MCU Phase 4 here we come, but Halloween is more important.

Baked Oats Are All Over TikTok, And We Officially Have Cravings

Remember like a year ago when everyone was doing overnight oats? Well, those oats are as over as side parts and skinny jeans. It’s all about baked oats now, and quick and easy recipes for the delicious treat are blowing up on TikTok.

We’re not sure where exactly the #BakedOats trend started. It seems to be a natural extension of the mug cake phenomenon, which predates TikTok by at least a few years. And of course, trendy foods have been a staple of the platform since its launch. Spend a few minutes scrolling on the app, and you’re sure to encounter a fancy drink made with fancy ice, a pour-over hot cocoa ball, fluffy dalgona coffee, or pancake cereal (it’s…exactly what it sounds like).

Viral baked oats recipes are no different. Start with a simple base: oats, baking powder, and some kind of liquid, like oat milk. Most recipes also include vanilla extract and salt. Then, it’s time to mix in the fun stuff: flavorings and toppings. From dark chocolate to bananas to protein powder, pretty much anything you’d put in a smoothie or on top of an acai bowl can go right in your mixture. Some recipes use flour for a puffy, cake-like texture, others go for more of a healthy vibe. Then, you bake!

Here are some of the recipes we’re most eager to try:

Carrot Cake

Lemon Drizzle (Vegan!)

Banana Bread

Peanut Butter Cookie

Oat flower muffin with chocolate 

These recipes have been floating around the app for months–there’s even a popular one that includes pumpkin flavors “for fall.” And some have tens of thousands of likes. It’s a combination of the pandemic-induced baking craze and the #lifehack ethos of the internet. Not everyone wants to, or has the time or resources to, create an elaborate meal from scratch…but a grab-and-go fast food breakfast just doesn’t cut it anymore. Baked oats are kind of the perfect in-between: filling, nutritious, simple, but with plenty of ways to add your own creative spin.

‘Cloud Skin’ Is Spring’s Dreamiest New Trend

“I was inspired by the soft, sheer, light-as-air formula and cloud-like coverage,” says Yaitanes. “The shade names are also sensorial, feel-good words that evoke the airy, dreamy texture of the setting powder on your skin.”

Want in on the angelic action? Greenberg breaks down how to get cloud skin, below. 

Step 1: Skin Prep

Greenberg says to start with a super hydrating base, she likes Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream. Then, let it sit and apply a layer of face oil like Skinowl Selenite Oil, which has a shimmer to it. “Now your skin is glowing and wet,” she says.

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Cream Moisturizer

$29

Charlotte Tilbury

Skinowl Selenite Gloss

$48

Skinowl

Step 2: Foundation and powder 

“Next I would take Joah’s Tinted Moisturizer stick, which is luminous and creates a great, even base,” she says, adding that using a buffing brush will help you get an even finish. Then, it’s crucial to go in with your powder to get that dreamy hazy feel. This would be a perfect time to use the Kosas Cloud Set, but Greenberg also likes Beautyblender’s new setting powder.

“Dab it in the hollows of your cheeks, your upper forehead, and a little on your nose and chin,” she says. “It takes down some of the wetness but the powder also blurs. So now, there are some different textures on your face. ” 

To make these matte areas even more creamy, she says to add some concealer on top of the powder, dabbing and blending it on with a Beautyblender or fluffy brush. Then go back over the concealer with a light dusting of powder. This will give you that really fluffy, dimensional cloud-like look. 

Joah Crystal Glow Tinted Luminizer Stick

Kosas Cloud Set Baked Setting & Smoothing Talc-Free Vegan Powder

$34

Sephora

Beautyblender BOUNCE Soft Focus Gemstone Setting Powder

$32

Beautyblender

Step 3: Highlighter 

You could stop here since the dewy base will already look highlighted in comparison to the fluffy powder sections of your face, but if you want a really angelic glow, Greenberg says to add a transparent, shimmer-free highlighter your cheeks, lips, eyes, and cupid’s bow. (She loves Tower 28 SuperDew Balm.) If you want a little more color—“like when the sun is setting behind the clouds and color peaks through”—she says to use a tinted balm instead, like her Jamie Makeup Blighlighters (yes, they’re a combo of blush and highlighter).

“Each texture should blend into each other, so you may need to blend any obvious lines,” she says. “When putting on this makeup, you want to have a light and airy touch, not direct and strong. Think of a weightless waltz.” 

Tower 28 Beauty SuperDew Shimmer-Free Highlight Balm

$18

Tower 28

Jamie Makeup The Blighlighter

$34

Jamie Makeup

Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.

Kelly Marie Tran on Beauty, Courage, and the Power of Asian Representation

Not wearing makeup during COVID. I legit don’t wear makeup unless I’m working. I do put on moisturizer. I really like Laurel, which is a small, plant-based brand I’ve been using. I also like the brand 100% Pure. I try to use as many natural things as possible because I have intense allergies.

What’s one beauty rule you think is BS?

I think this is changing in our current world, which I’m really grateful for, but there was a time where there was a very narrow perception of what beauty was. Beauty was equated to very thin, very white bodies, and that’s something that I think is BS. Every type of body is beautiful, and we’re in a world today where we’re sort of changing what beauty means, but we definitely have a lot of work to do.

What’s the best beauty advice your mom ever gave you?

My mom is huge on sunscreen and never putting your face in the sun, which is something to this day I am pretty religious about. I’ve been using Beautycounter’s sunscreen and it’s really good.

Beautycounter Countersun Defense, Face SPF25

$42

Beautycounter

Fill in the blank: I love my hair…

When it air dries. I’ve been doing this thing during COVID where I don’t style my hair at all, and it’s so healthy. So I like my hair the most when it’s healthy and doing its own thing.

What city or country gives you the greatest beauty inspiration?

I really loved being in Korea. The street fashion is just wild. There’s so many cool shapes and fabrics. And you have to stock up on those face masks when you’re there! My mom does that whenever she goes to Vietnam.

You can only use three beauty products for the rest of your life. What are they?

Absolutely sunscreen. Anything 25 or 30 SPF minimum. Then I really love coconut oil as a moisturizer. Costco has it in bulk. It just rejuvenates my skin. And Colgate toothpaste. If I can only have three items, I want to make sure I can brush my teeth!

Kirkland Signature Organic Coconut Oil

Colgate Optic White Toothpaste

What color are you’re loving on your nails right now?

I’m really into neutrals. I’m using one that’s kind of a mauve color at the moment.

What’s your favorite way to take a moment for yourself?

I like journaling. It really helps my mental state. Taking 15 to 20 minutes out of my day to journal helps me exude confidence and feel better about everything happening in the world.

Would you rather get a facial or a massage?

I love both, but I’d probably choose massage. I’ve been hiking a lot and working out more, just for my mental health during COVID, so I would love to get a massage right now.

Screw, marry and kill: mascara, lipstick, and highlighter.

I’m going to kill highlighter because I don’t even know what it is. Screw mascara. And marry lipstick. My favorite is L’Oreal Infallible in Cowboy. I love that shade.

L’Oreal Infallible Liquid Lipstick

$11

L’Oreal

And finally, who are the women inspiring you the most right now?

Janet Mock, Amanda Nguyen, Toni Collette, Frances McDormand, and Viola Davis. These are women who are really confident in themselves and who might have grown up in a world that told them they may not fit into a very specific, very narrow type of beauty. But they [are beautiful]. They’re all incredible, courageous, brave women, and I want to be more like that.

Jessica Radloff is the Glamour West Coast editor. You can follow her on Instagram at @jessicaradloff14.